YouWiN! 3 Business Plan Competition is now open

Good News!!! The closing date for YouWIN 3 competition has been extended…Click here for details


YouWiN! stands for Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria. It is an innovative business plan competition aimed at job creation by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in Nigeria to develop and execute business ideas. The accomplishments of the 1,200 YouWiN! awardees were celebrated at the Presidential Villa on April 12, 2012. YouWiN! Women was the second edition of the entrepreneurial scheme, which was designed for only female entrepreneurs aged 45 years or less. YouWiN! 3 is the third edition and will feature men and women entrepreneurs in Nigeria between the ages of 18 to 45.

Who Can Apply?


To be eligible for the Business Plan Competition you must satisfy the following criteria


  • You must be a proven citizen of Nigeria no older than 40 years (proof of identity: International passport/Drivers License/National ID/Voters card required)
  • You must have a post-secondary school qualification
  • Your proposed business venture must be within the national borders of Nigeria, and with the intention of employing Nigerian citizens.
  • Your proposed venture must not entail the production or distribution of weapons, alcoholic beverages, tobacco or/and gambling, or any activities in contradiction with the Nigerian constitution
  • You must prepare an innovative business concept summary


You must choose to participate in one award pool. There are 6 regional pools on the basis of geo-political zone as identified by market in which you want to do business.

Step 1 – Check Your Eligibility


Check that you are qualified to apply.


Step 2 – Register


Register here.


You will receive a confirmation email from YouWIN! with all the details you will need to log in.



Step 3 – Complete New Business Application


Once you have successfully registered you need to Log in and click the New Business Application button on the right hand-side. You can save your application form as you go along, and come back to it at any time. Once you are happy with your application use the Submit button on the form to send it to us. You can submit only ONE application.

Step 4 – Keep Informed

After the closing date you will be notified if you have been selected for the next stage of the competition. You can join the discussion on Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. We will also post regular updates on the YouWiN! homepage.

check the YouWIN website


4 thoughts on “YouWiN! 3 Business Plan Competition is now open

    1. Hey samuel! You have to be registered first and a password would be sent to you before you can fill the business proposal application.
      Note: the closing date has been extended till the 21st of January…Good luck.

  1. What is the expected number of those that will win the award at the end and what is the number of those that have submited their business application as at now

    1. I have no idea of the number of applicants as at now but am sure it would run into thousands as a lot of people are aware of the program compared to past competitions.

      Note: the closing date has been extended till the 21st of January, 2014.

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